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Bally Technologies Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance depends on the project (in 81 reviews)

  • No Work life balance, variable component is like lottery and completely dependent on higher management (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great company overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work culture.

    Cons

    Overtime is expected at times. Unfortunate timing when the company is going through acquisition.


  2. "No work life balance at all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are good initially.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    No work recognition

  3. "associate analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    team members , team outing , bonding, team lunch , GET

    Cons

    culture , firing, management , hr team, improper software cycle

    Advice to Management

    stop firing and start encouraging


  4. "Make Games and Have Fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Fun products and a fun industry to work in

    Cons

    Growing and purchased by a larger company


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Unfair company - Supervisor lied 3x during DETR hearing to deny unemployment for illegal firing"

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    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Received regular paychecks, but promised raises never occurred and if a raise did come, it did not keep up with cost of living.

    Cons

    All buyers were put in a bullpen like animals. No privacy to do your work, people would talk at whatever volume they wanted. Everyone had to wear headphones to block out the noise of other workers. Our mManager claimed this helped communication. It helped people interrupt but didn't assist us in communication or being able to focus on work. It felt as if you were under constant scrutiny and even bathroom breaks were monitored.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire and tell employees that they will be given raises to at least meet COLA, then pay that to the worker, don't buy out a new company and terminate people to allow you to afford the buyout and remove duplicate positions, then fight them for the lousy few dollars they might collect on unemployment that they already fairly paid for out of their wages. It is Unemployment Insurance, not a GIFT from your company. People need that to survive on until they can get another job after you terminated them due to terminating them due to your buyouts and coming up with excuses to terminate the employee that had been loyal to your company.


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice team, good learning environment, work culture

    Cons

    long work hours, difficult to grow vertically


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer Tech Services"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bally Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independence. Job security. Flexibility. Travel.

    Cons

    No training. No advancement. Under paid. Poor communication. Too much travel.

    Advice to Management

    Document procedures. Equip your engineers so they can test the products. Empower employees to share knowledge, procedures, and client data. Too much guessing and rolling the same boulder up the same hill day after day.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sketchy place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The biggest pro is how transparent they are. With most larger companies this isn't so much of a pro but I found it nice to know how invested every employee was with the company.

    Cons

    Horrible hours, management didn't ever understand human limitations or when people were overworked or annoyed at certain upper level personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like humans and not robots.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "MEIN KAMPH"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Bally Technologies was one of the greatest places to work until the disease... It was everywhere and it hurt. A lot.

    Cons

    I didn't realize this was the cons section because I already put my con in the pros section on accident.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it under wraps. You definitely don't want that information getting out to the public. Especially on a website like...idk.. glass door.


  10. "Company Overview"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, company is growing on business

    Cons

    too many acquisitions going on


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